Spinal Tap: Unplugged Tour

SPINAL TAP Unplugged Tour Announced

This Is Spinal Tap
Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer, who portrayed the faux heavy metal band Spinal Tap in the music mockumentary This is Spinal Tap (1984), have announced a 30 city "Unwigged and Unplugged" tour, a stripped down version of the rockin' days. Not a full-blown Spinal Tap reunion, but a great chance to hear their music. "When we were doing the Tap show, it was 90 minutes to 120 minutes of really, really hard work and running up and down the rafters, and we had big special effects, and we played electric instruments, and we had wigs, and we got very sweaty," said McKean, who played lead singer David St Hubbins. "This is none of that." The three are truly accomplished musicians who have been playing together since 1978 and have said they will perform music from their Spinal Tap days as well as from later film efforts, like the folk-music spoof A Mighty Wind.

Tickets go on sale Friday (March 6, 2009) for the 30-city tour, which begins April 17 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Expect a new album as well, as the trio have recorded studio versions of the Spinal Tap songs that appeared in live form on the film and soundtrack. The album (title TBD) also will contain seven or eight unheard tracks and will be released May 26.

"Unwigged and Unplugged" Tour Dates:

April 17: Vancouver, B.C. (Center for the Performing Arts)
April 19: Portland, Ore. (Keller Auditorium)
April 20: Seattle (Paramount Theatre)
April 22: Oakland, Calif. (Paramount Theatre)
April 23: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara County Bowl)
April 26: Los Angeles (The Wiltern)
April 27: Phoenix, Ariz. (Dodge Theatre)
April 29: Denver (Paramount Theatre)
May 1: Houston, Texas (Jesse H, Jones Hall)
May 2: Dallas (Nokia Theatre)
May 4: Jacksonville, Fla. Florida Theatre)
May 5: Miami (The Fillmore)
May 6: Orlando, Fla, (Hard Rock Live)
May 8: St. Petersburg, Fla. (Mahaffey Theatre)
May 9: Atlanta (Fox Theatre)
May 10: Nashville (Ryman Auditorium)
May 12: Baltimore (Lyric Opera House)
May 13: Washington, D.C. (Warner Theatre)
May 14: Philadelphia (Keswick Theatre)
May 17: Columbus, Ohio (Palace Theatre)
May 19: Cleveland, Ohio (State Theatre)
May 21: Toronto (Massey Hall)
May 22: Mashantucket, Conn. (MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods)
May 23: Boston (The Wilbur Theatre)
May 24: Atlantic City, N.J. (Music Box at The Borgata)
May 26: New York (Beacon Theatre)
May 27: New York (Beacon Theatre)
May 29: Detroit (Fox Theatre)
May 30: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
May 31: Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside Theatre)
http://www.unwigged.com/

[Published on: 3/3/09]

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willydog Tue 3/3/2009 04:55PM
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willydog

Bring back the pods....Holly Crap this will be good!!!!

JacobFred starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 05:00PM
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JacobFred

FUCK YEAH!

jacoyle1 Tue 3/3/2009 05:03PM
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ClaysTribe starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 05:10PM
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jalew Tue 3/3/2009 05:15PM
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jalew

this is obviously the best news of the day.

gmoo Tue 3/3/2009 05:25PM
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gmoo

I'm there. I hope they play 'lick my love pump'.

shoffer Tue 3/3/2009 05:32PM
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Nigel Tufnel: The sustain, listen to it.

Marty DiBergi: I don't hear anything.

Nigel Tufnel: Well you would though, if it were playing.

RobStarr starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 05:33PM
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RobStarr

the best fake band ever,the movie was one of the greatest movies of all time .love Tap.I am going

oldfartatplay Tue 3/3/2009 05:37PM
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oldfartatplay

the newswire is rocking today! these go to 11!

. starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 06:03PM
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.

They are coming to Columbus!!! I'll be there!!! GIMME SOME MONEY!

silent9bass starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 06:06PM
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silent9bass

^Fuck yea buddy! I'll be there. I can almost smell the glove already.

brooklynite84 Tue 3/3/2009 06:09PM
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Hopefully they don't get lost while getting to the stage...

brooklynite84 Tue 3/3/2009 06:10PM
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Oh Yeah, I WILL BE THERE!

philhitz Tue 3/3/2009 06:34PM
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galactic actually does a great version of 'big bottom' check it out

21mmer starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 06:45PM
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21mmer

righteous

FatEleBass starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 06:54PM
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The Mighty Wind songs will be the best. Bring on the Folksmen!

I bet they'll bust out some heady jams on "Never Did No Wanderin'"

Deadphishbiscuits Tue 3/3/2009 07:15PM
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Deadphishbiscuits

they better play all their songs at 11

singmh Tue 3/3/2009 08:07PM
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JACKSONVILLE 5/4 florida theater: FUCK YEAH!!! This is exciting. I must have seen spinal tap the movie about a million times. There is no way i'm missing this show! These guys are hillarious. I hope they play "stonhendge"....lol

theragman starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 08:34PM
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this is fucking awesome!

AlephFredHead starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 08:41PM
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PunkJazz Tue 3/3/2009 09:46PM
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PunkJazz

How much more black could it get... the answers is none more black.

King Rhino starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 10:03PM
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"HELLO, CLEVELAND!!"

fishbone1 starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 10:55PM
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fishbone1

Rock And Roll! Look, there's a little guy in here, and nobody home in here. This is a complete fucking catastrophe!

overall Tue 3/3/2009 11:36PM
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overall

Man, if they could only agree to extend their tour another ten days, this could be the BEST reunion at Bonnaroo.

gmoo Wed 3/4/2009 01:03AM
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gmoo

Your next album, Intravenous De Milo...

Caution498 Wed 3/4/2009 01:21AM
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Caution498

Soundgarden does a good cover of Big Bottom too.

BGsteveBG Wed 3/4/2009 07:59AM
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BGsteveBG

Shit Sandwich

jazzfester starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/4/2009 08:07AM
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Harry Shearer lives in New Orleans for a portion of the year and N.O. didn't make the list? I may have to travel for this. That mighty wind is blowin' you and me.

Jukebox Hero Wed 3/4/2009 10:04AM
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Jukebox Hero

I just watched this last night. My girlfriend had never seen it, which had to be rectified. Not sure if I can go to the Portland show though. What are the hours?

D-Line Wed 3/4/2009 10:11AM
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LOCO MAN he no work he jus sleep and play! BRING ON THE FOLKSMAN!!

D-Line Wed 3/4/2009 10:13AM
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special guests "Mitch and Mickey"

DAMONCORY starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/4/2009 10:31AM
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DAMONCORY

Smell the glove!

D.B.Higdon Wed 3/4/2009 10:52AM
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D.B.Higdon

I wouldn't worry about it too much. Boston's not that big of a college town.

discocham starstarstar Wed 3/4/2009 12:20PM
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discocham

Does anyone know the presale promo code to order tix early?

gurgi617 Wed 3/4/2009 02:00PM
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gurgi617

Promo code is either "unwigged" or "songs"...try both in all of the different fields that you could put them..."songs" worked in Outback promo for atlanta

gurgi617 Wed 3/4/2009 02:06PM
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gurgi617

also...new orleans didnt make the list because there is no real theater in new orleans that has opened up since katrina...and they seem to be only playing in theaters...i am going to be seeing this in atlanta, traveling from new orleans

AlephFredHead starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/9/2009 12:14AM
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!